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The Axis 


Volume 1 

JUNK, 1922 

NuiuIht 1 

Associate Editor 
Grace M. Boyden, '22 


Ruth I. Clarke, '23 

Business Manager 

Helen O'Neil, '23 

Special Joke Editors 
S. Louise Palmer, '22 
Grace M. Boyden, '22 

Cover Design* r 
Wyona G. Sparuou . '22 

Special Editor fur Senior Number 
Clara M. Tburber, '2'1 

Associ<it( Business Manager 

S. Louise Palmer, '2l' 

School and St nior Notes 
Loretta M. Tobin, '-- 

Faculty Advisors 

Mr. Smith Miss Bauight 





School Picture 

Faculty of N. A. N. S. 

The Class of '22 

Class Picture 

Class Day Program 

Graduation Day Program 

Address of Welcome 

Address to the Juniors 


Class Song 

Ivy Oration 

Ivy Poem 

Class History 

Class Prophecy 








Prophecy on the Prophet 

Class Will 

Presentation of Class (lift 

Class Statistics 

Glee Club Picture 

(lice Club Concert 

The Banquet 

Senior Notes 

Letter from Miss Hradcn 

Normal Wit 

Music Cabinet 

To the Men who Criticise Bobbed Hair 

Jokes on Seniors 

Can Ybll Picture 

Advert isements 

<!£ tutorial 

"If little labor little are our gains 

Man's fortunes are according to his pains." 



\i/K the Class of I IIL'J feel that aho\e all else this thought 
* » has been impressed upon OUT minds in our l» 

Alma Mater We cannot expect to achieve success unless 

we put our hearts and minds into the task and make a 
strenuous endeavor 

Now, as we leave this school anil go out on our own re- 
sponsibility some of us will enter busy, humming cities 
and mingle with the crowds rushine incessant ly onward; 
others will take up their work amid the tranquil 
of rural communities, but everyone of us will try to 

lead the youth ol America to paths which will enable them 

to make this world, 

immoi] weal of brot hers, united e,reat and -mall 
I pon whose banner bla/.omd be, the charter, 'Bach for 
all' " 
And we feel that we may take this tli. 

giving our earnest efforts to the task- » 
In the years which are to come ma tdanu 

Normal School have rea-oii to he proud ol 
meiits of her Dam, £2 

Clara \l I 

Mr. Roy Leon Smith 

Normal School. What memories we have of our Alma 
Mater, but what would our school be without Mr. Smith? 
Nothing! Why do we admire him? Oh, because of his won- 
derful human touch, his love of nature, his infectious humor, 
his patriotism and teaching ability. We know that we 
have a true friend in Mr. Smith and we will do our best 
to live up to his ideals for us. 

Mr. Smith we wish you every success in life. 

Mr. Frank F. Murdock 
"Let me live in my house by I lie side of the road, 
And be a friend io man." 
The principal of North Adams Normal School for twenty- 
four years. What a record! What manner of man is he? 
He is our friend, always, a dreamer of dreams, a thinker 
who is ahead of his time, a firm believer of the brother- 
hood of man, and a man of action. This is our Mr. Murdock 
of whom we are justly proud and the man to whom we wish 
all success and happiness. 


\A/E have had the privilege of being piloted through our two years of Normal by two truly great men. Their 
many acts of kindness and their sympathy for us have helped us to have more confidence in ourselves. 
They have ever tried to set before us the highest ideals and although we sometimes have fallen down and felt 
that we could not go on these two men have held out their helping hands and given us fresh courage to start 

We shall endeavor to live up to the ideals which they have given us and if they ever do have reason 
to be proud of us it will be because of their efforts in our behalf. 

In loving appreciation of their friendship and interest the class of 1922 fondly dedicates this paper 
to Mr. Roy Leon Smith and Mr. Frank F. Murdock. 





Normal School 



Mrs. Donna D. COUCH 
"And far daughters shall fist up and call her blessed." 
If we were asked whom we loved best up here, the in- 
variable answer would be- Mrs. Couch. You ask why? 
Because Mrs. ("ouch is everyone's friend for she is so kind 
and gentle. She is our ideal teacher and principal and a 
true woman. If there are any burdens to be borne Mrs. 
Couch tries to help us carry them. So we the class of '22 
shall always love her and wish her all possible happir 

Miss Maky A. PEARSON 

"So long '■'•■ Wl love, m ■-■' rn , 

Solongaswi art loved by others, wt or< indispensable." 
Twenty-five years ago Miss Pearson came to our Alma 
Mater, and for twenty-five years, -yes, longer than that, 
she has lined her work and surroundings. How we all 
have enjoyed the days spent in Miss Pearson's room 
when- we learned to appreciate, through her gracious 
manner, the principles of art. Was there ever a person 
just like our Miss Pearson? If there be, we have yet .to 
find her. 

MlSB \\\n. C. Ski i i i: 
There was a lady in our school 
\ - -he u as wondrous w 

She taught us all about ' I 

The mUBCll 

She pui ua through the k^h»' v and drills 
At a most unusual B| 

Ami wlxn n came to climbing hills 
slu always took the lead 


Mtss Rosa E. Searle 

Who does not know Miss Searle with her hustling, bus- 
tling air? We see her hurrying through the assembly hall 
and the corridors always with something to do. We have 
learned from Miss Searle, that by not wasting the "Golden 
Moments," we can attain success. What more valuable 
lesson could any teacher impart to us, who are about to 
enter a very difficult career? 

We wish Miss Searle all the happiness she has given us 
and hope that many more may be benefited by her kind- 
ness and sweet nature. 

Miss Mary L. Baright 
"I have labored, 
And with no little study, that my teaching 
And the strong course of my authority 
Might go one way." 
The "one way" in which Miss Baright has led our class 
has always been the very best. 

Did we ever have anything worth-while along the dramatic 
line but that its success could be traced to Miss Baright? 

How well we remember those last periods before vaca- 
tions when we were tired and anxious for train time to 
come, she would take a book, read us some poems or stories 
in such an extremely interesting as well as dramatic manner, 
that the hour would speed along as though it had wings. 

The class of '22 has enjoyed all its work with Miss Ba- 
right and appreciated the much needed aid that she has 
always been willing to render. 

Though her years be many and her years be long, 
Her Normal friends are true. 

Mr. Albert G. Eldridge 
So sweet a dignity si(s enthroned upon his brow; 
So filled \vi( h kindness is the sunshine of his face; 
'Tis true, a blessing that we had him now; 
Nor time, nor distance can his rremory efface. 
AnH yet alway, alway, do'.h such calmness rest 
Upon the brow unlined by toil or care: 
Wh< n reading of (he lads of Rousseau's time oppressed, 
His voice in clarion thunder rends the air, 
A nd Seniors weep. Their tears fall unrestrained, 
Eut Mr. Eldridge's calm is maintained. 


Miss Anna J. Lamphier 

To Miss Lamphier we owe our desire to do the things 
which we do to the very best of our ability. She was 
never satisfied to say, "That will be all right." It must 
be as nearly perfect as our unskilled fingers could make it 
and, to our surprise, we have often found that we really 
could do something worth-while when we found that we 
had to do so. 

Often we have objected to perfecting our handwork but 
we thank Miss Lamphier for insisting upon our doing so 
for we realize that some day we shall appreciate it more 
than now. 

May this teacher of ours have many happy experiences 
in the years which are to follow and may her success be 
greater every day. 

Mb Thomas E. Cummings 

Mr. Cummings! Mr. Cummings! Who has ever come 
to Normal School and not heard the praises of this man 
from one end of the building to the other. Has he deserved 
this praise? Indeed he has Those who attend his handi- 
craft classes do BO with joy and delight, even though it is 
hard at times to do the sawing and hammering which I u 

pleasantly requires. The members of the class of li'i'i' 

can vouch for that. 

In leaving we hope that Mr Cummings will always 
have the many friends he has gained during his stay at 

Mi Berth \ M Shoi 

As we go into our class rooms all our teachers will ever he 
before US, bul in B few years when the class room [a left and 

we decide to teach just one pupil we -hall find one coming 

to our minds more prominently than the others 
Who was it taught us to cook so tastefully, 
To lay the table so ii looked bo daintily. 
To make our clothes and i modestly, 

v,.| pend our pennies verj cautiously 
Bventhi pests we can greel most cordially 
Fordid she not teach us very thoroughly 
I low to exterminate these most quickly, 

\\ hen we stop to think 
I i h<rc anything »h< 'a nol taughl ua to do, 

ch we Will need to use in QUI tlOUM for two'.' 


Miss Fannie A. Bishop 

Our Miss Bishop has not been with us long but is there 
anyone who does not remember the little lady with the 
kind, smiling face? — the lady whom the little children 
of the Kindergarten adore, and whom we all look upon 
with respect. Her loving ways have endeared her to all 
who have worked with her or been connected with her in 
any way. 

Although success has already been gained, we wish her 
still more in the years to come. 

Miss Marion E. Feeley 

There she goes! You can only get a glimpse of her for 
she's a very busy person. Everyone knows Miss Feeley 
by her gracious smile and her snappy walk as she hurries 
thru the corridors. 

Pittsfield presented us with Miss Feeley to take charge 
of the correspondence courses in September, but this was not 
her first appearance here for she is proud to say that she is 
a graduate of North Adams Normal. 

In Psychology classes, the Seniors have found her a walk- 
ing encyclopedia for she's always ready with an answer 
for every question. 

With such qualities, Miss Feeley is sure to be a success 
in life and our wishes for happiness and prosperity go 
with her. 

Miss Olive Davis 

"Happy, thrice happy; every one 

Who sees his labor well begun 

And not perplexed and multiplied 

By idly waiting for wind and tide." 
Miss Davis came to us as Miss Allyn's successor in the 
middle of our Snior year and, though we have known her 
but a short time, she has already won her way into our 
hearts. Whenever we enter the work-room, she greets 
us with a happy smile which cheers us for the tasks of the 
day. We wish our new-found friend the best of success 
in the years to come. 


Miss Evelyn Allyn 

Miss Allyn, dearly beloved by every member of the 
Class of '22, was with us only a year and a half having left 
us in the middle of our Senior year to accept a more responsi- 
ble position elsewhere. She was a very busy lady, carry- 
ing on the secretarial work connected with the corres- 
pondence department, but she was never too busy to give 
a cheery word of greeting and a pleasant smile and some- 
times, when she was not too rushed, we extended our 
business in the work-room — perhaps breaking the points 
of our pencils or the like -in order to have a little chat 
with this friend of ours. 

As we begin our new careers we wish tier all success 
and happiness in hi 

Mrs. Thekza Van Etten 

A friend indeed, 

Has Mrs. Van proved 

To t he class of '22 

Who into the world 

Are now about to move. 
"Oh, Mrs Van! may we do this, or may we do that? 
is a phrase constantly heard at the dormitory,— and did 
she ever refuse? Never! 

She has truly been a "Mother Van" to each and everyone 
of us and we are grateful to her from the bottom of our 

She has served as "Mother" to the girls of Taconic 
Hall for several years and we sincerely hope that she v. ill 
be here many years to come to guide other foot-steps 

Miss Ti ki • \ \ l'i RGl BON 
"Willi <i< tilh yet i>r< vail. 
I nil ni upon lu r dsstincd count'. 

Cruet fill tintl list fill in nil 
HI, ssimj timl hits! icht n '« r thl QOt 
Our Miss Ferguson, although a wry buaj and efl 
business woman, has played a very real part in ourli\<- 

during our brief stay here si N 

She not only signs OUT checks; pays us fur work we ha\e 
done hut she always has a cheers word and a clad. 

morning", for each of m 


Heien Barrows 

Dorset, Vt. 

With pleasant manner, a friend 

most true, 
Very nrnt — of I dressed in blur; 
Here she cane from her native 

To (/ain a store of knowledge 

Always modest and unas- 
suming, Helen Barrows has 
pained a place in the life of 
each of her companions which 
. will always remain her own. 
Generous, helpful and obliging, she shows that her previous 
teaching experience is but a stepping-stone to the things 
she will do in the future. 

The Class of '22 wishes her all manner of success. 

cheery smile. As 
home — Oh My! 


Grace Boydfn 
A lovely dark-haired maiden! 
Whose days are calmly spent, 
But when once you git her started 
On wild fun you'll find her bent. 
Grace joined us from the 
sunny hills of Conway, that 
town in Franklin County, whose 
praises she is always singing. 
The sunshine of her native 
town has entered into her 
disposition and enabled her 
to greet us even on a dis- 
agreeable morning, with a 
as a mouse, at school, but at 

Marion Bence 
Pittsfield, Mass. 
One of the greatest gifts of heaven 

— gocd-si res( . 
Is possessed by our Marion 

Doesn't this describe our 
quiet, dignified Marion to a 
"T"? And yet when one 
really knows her, she is just 
as jolly as the next one! 

Marion has been with us 
only this year, but we think as 
much of her now, as we do 
of those who have been with us always. 

Where-e'er she goes, her quiet, self-reliance will gain 
respect and success for her. 

Mildred A. Boyle 

Hatfield, Mass. 

"May your joys be as deep as 

the ocean, 
Your troubles as light as its 

If all the folks in Hatfield 
are like "Milly," we feel it 
would be a nice place in which 
to live. Very little noise was 
credited to her while she was 
living in 37 and her lovely 
dignity has been an example 
for us all. Although Mildred 

does not enjoy participating in the more strenuous sports, 

yet '22 has always found her a loyal rooter at our games. 
We feel that a literary career will claim this classmate 

some day, but whatever she undertakes, will be noble and 


M. Vivian Berry 
Greenfield, Mass. 
"A very gentle h-art and a good 

conscience ." 

By her work as Class Secre- 
tary and President of the House 
Council, Vivian has demon- 
strated that industrious girls 
come from Greenfield. Never- 
theless, she has never been in 
the least averse to any good 
time that might come her way. 

The class of 1922 wishes her 
great success. 

Margaret Rita Brennan 
Bradstreet, Mass. 
"None knew her but to love her, 
for she made pleasure a 
business and business a pleas- 

Up from Bradstreet to our 
Normal — what a career! "Pep" 
and popularity were her pass- 
ports, and fun, her reward. 
Peggy was invariably up to 
mischief, and her naughty 
twinkle usually gave her away 
in the midst of some prank, 
midnight spread, or basketball game. 

We're sorry Peg was unable to finish the year with us, for 
she is an honest-to-goodness, all-round sport. 



Alexina Caisse 
Willimantic, Conn. 
"She's here, she's there, site's 
Bui where is shel" 
"Alex" joined our class from 
the "Nutmeg" State. Al- 
though her Senior year is 
the one she chose to spend 
here, we feel as well acquainted 
wilh her as tho she had been 
a. Junior with us. 

How this young lady does 
love to visit during study hour! 
Nevertheless for her to fail in classes would be unheard of. 
It always is a marvel to us where Alex keeps her great 
variety of topics with which she ever entertains us, so that 
they are ever at her command. 

Awe Cukti.v 

Farnums, Mass. 

"A it in is jolly, Anne is gay 

Ann* is sweet in her own true way 

For Anne likes Charlie and all 

that's nice, 
And we hope lur lift will >>< 
full of .-■;• 

Here's to Anne, our little 
bobbed-haired girl from the 
liitc city of Farnums. She was 
always on the alert "for fun and 
frolic" but on the other hand, 
very industrious and able to 
sustain her place in class. 

In our class play did she not make an excellent Lieutenant? 
As our class treasurer, she showed her great ability in 
handling money and much credit and appreciation is due 

That she will make a success in life wherever she goes, 
we all feel sure. 

Ruth T. Carpenter 
North Adams, Mass. 

"Naught is (h nial her: mind ah rl 

Eyes thai look deep into the 

la arts of things; 
A skillful hand to shape; a firm 

will bent 
On purposes thai have no petty 

1 1 d-;." 

Ruth decided to come to 
Norn a! only after having taught 
two years. Because of her 
experiences she was always 

chosen to lead. As a Junior she served as Class President 
in which office she was successful, but she has made herself 
felt in classes as well as outside. Jolly and eager to enter 
into any good fun, she is equally ready for work, so that 
there is no question as to her future success. 

MRS. Dora L Doty 
West Stockbridge, Mass. 
"A taring hi art is the gnat 
requirement to comfort and 

befriend thost in suffering." 

We fell it a great privilege 
to welcome to our number, last 
fall, Dora L. Doty, a woman 
of rare ability and ste r l'i 

She may truly be called 
"Mother" by both seniors and 
juniors, since any little vex- 
ing problem, impulse or fancy 

s soon made straight by her wise counsel. May she be 

successful in all sin does! 

Dorothy m Chapin 

Alford, Mass 
"Ret ili.l in heart and rend;/ in 

hand " 

lb-re's Dot Chapin with 

her pleasant smile, who came 

to us from Alford. Whenever 

we came in contact with any 
perplexing problems, our be- 
loved and loyal classmate was 
always on the alert to help us. 
If you wish any ore to do 

you a favor, my advice would 

be to seek I >"t 

As she loves all out-of-doors and enjoys long tramps 
into the country, we can tafely predict that Dot will teach 

w here the can enjoy nature 
Wherever she goes, our best wishes will always be 

wilh her 

Rl Til Gr \ii \m 

North Adam-. M 
"May your skiis t>i bright and 

hi iu . 
May you slice, id in all you do. 
And win n you In gin !,■ 

L'< in, mil, r, dear, «•. la 

\\ ht a we. tl • ! "22, 

here at Normal, we 

Were glad to Welcome BS one of 

our number. Ruth Graham, a 

vt ry sedate young lad) Hei 
even t> mpt i renity will 

i \< r n mam fn sh m our n 

ory Tho Ruth is our "Quaker Maid" m school, we know 
attraction and we predict ti 

will not teach long 



Lillian Kent 
Adams, Mass. 
"Rings on her fingers and bells 

on her toes, 
She will make music wherever 
she goes." 

"Lil" joined us from her 
home town of Adams. What 
a delightful companion she 
is, and what a pleasure it 
is to have one like her in our 
class for she never fails to 
lend a helping hand! "Lil" 
is very fond of Psychology 
but takes nothing for granted. Everything has to be 
argued and adequately proved before "Lil" accepts it. 

In the Glee Club, of which she was the leader, her sweet 
voice was indispensable and thoroughly enjoyable. We 
all wish Lillian the best of luck in the future. 

Mildred Montague 
Williamstown, Mass. 

Happy only tvhen doing some- 
thing to make others happy, 
Mildred the quietest and 
most reserved of our number 
finds the greatest pleasure and 

r delight in making all about her 

v I contented and happy. 

Each morning "Milly" comes 
from Williamstown, but the 
return to that little village is 
the thrill of the whole day, for 
from a little store at the end 
of the car-line come glad greetings and a happy smile 
which drives away the cares and worries of the long day. 

"Milly" is to abide in the college town where she will 
carry on her work, for after all how could she dream of 
leaving it "n'everything." The best of success to her 
is our wish. 

Jane Kerr 

Blackinton, Mass. 

The noblest service comes from 

nameless hands, 
And the best servant does his 
work unseen. 

A dainty and lovable little 
poetess is Jane. She has the 
ability of becoming a success- 
ful teacher, owing to her pa- 
tience and thoroughness and 
love for children. 

Our little classmate is so 
remarkably popular that the 
class thinks that without her we would be missing a sincere 
and helpful friend. In the years that are to come we are 
sure that she will make a success of the work she has chosen. 

Mrs. A. Louise MacMasters 

North Adams, Mass. 
Psychology, grammar, it matters 

If Louise MacMasters is on the 

For to our rescue she always will 

That we in our classes will surely 

get by 
Then, Hurrah for MacMastirs! 

we'll shout with a will 
That we may in some way settle 
our bill. 

On the first day of school, one face seemed to stand out 
in our vision. The bright brown eyes were so friendly, 
the face so alert, it seemed as if we just wanted to meet 
the lady herself. Upon introduction, we found she was 
a special coming to us from North Adams, therefore, not 
one of the "Dorm." girls. 

She has surely proven herself a friend to all, both Juniors 
and Seniors, for these specials have a way of being in all 
classes and the good wishes of all the class go with her. 

Catherine A. Morrissey 
Bennington, Vt. 
"Drink to me only with thine eyes 

This loyal daughter of the 
Green Mountain State came 
from Bennington to swell the 
ranks of teachers. Bennington 
must be a very wonderful place, 
or else it is the people, for Kate 
never stays away from her folks 
(?) very long at a time. Con- 
sidering the fact that Kate is 
very fond of domestic life, we 
wonder if perhaps she may not soon change her profession. 
Kate is a splendid athlete and not only while captain of 
our team, but all through the course she has helped much 
to bring success to '22. She works while she works and 
plays while she plays and we feel confident that her success 
is assured. 

Sarah C. Murphy 
North Adams, Mass. 
"Variety is the spice of life" 
^^ Sadie, a jolly, fun-loving, 

ifc .JS»«4^BL g ' r ^' * s at a " ti mes rea dy for 

TP|» a good time. Although one 

'.£ W^ f our brightest girls, she does 

Jp * not study all the time, for, in 

truth, she is very "happy and 
light of heart." At first 
glance, she may look quiet, 
but just look at those roguish 
eyes and draw your own con- 
clusions. Next year our fun- 
loving companion will probably be a nearby 
town, for you know the reason why! 



When "Three Chauffeurs" 
won by her winsomeness as 
Because of her "petite" 
name of "Class Baby." 

Pauline O'Connor 

Williamstown, Mass. 
"Light of heart and bright of face, 
The daughter of a merry ran." 

Was there ever another like 
our "Babe", the little girl 
from "the College town?" 
Always ready for a good time, 
happy-go-lucky, care-free, and 
a good pa! to all her school- 

She is very musical, and 
for two years has favored the 
Glee Club with her voice, 
was put on, the audience was 
a little maid, 
size, she has been given the 

Sarah Louise Palmek 

Hinsdale, Mass. 

"Curved is tin line of beauty 

Straight is the path of duly, 
W'idk by tin last and Hum shall 


£ P^ 'I'm other ever follow Hue." 

"Sarah Louise," one of the best 
all around girls in our class, is 
a very conscientious worker 
and ever faithful to what she 
deems her duty. But "all 
work and no play makes Jack 
a dull hoy," and so, if there is 
any adventure on foot, Louise never fails to participate 
We have had proof of our classmate's teaching ability 
when she has conducted our class and we know that success 
awaits her. Therefore we sav, Here's to Sarah Louise! 
May she ever keep and develop those qualities which 
make her a true friend!" 


Lee, Mass. 
"< i no and trij) it as you (jo 

On the light fantastic toe." 

Hen's to our little Gwendo- 
lyn Letter known as "Gwennic" 
or "Gwen." Her good nature 
is shown by her willingness 
to n spuiid to our numerous 
calls, "May I take your book?" 
"Gw< nine, curl nay hair?" 

' 1 ' u're not going to wi ar 

your sweater tomorrow 
you, Gwen? Mas ' [A ^ r " '" 
etc, etc 
During the past year she has acquired ;> great liking for 

"Lowell " W lii 'In I : he will go there or to the Connecticut 
Valley to teach remains to be seen 

In the future, however, we wish her much happim 

u i i 

Dorothy Revn o i l s 
Cheshire. Mass. 

My heart is in Adams, 
My la art is not here; 
My luart is in Adams 
A chasing a diar. 

A chasing a wild dear, 

And loriiuj it so; 
My luart is in Adams 
Wherever I go. 

"Where's Dot? Wh< 

Dot? Why, don't you know? 
At her usual occupation — 
drinking, of course." 

It would have been impossible for the class of "22 to 
have Been its many dreams realized, had it not been for our 
loved class president. Whatever the enterprise may have 
been, we always felt sure of Dot's unquestioned co-operation. 

Dot's our real musician — whether the music is da 
or jazz. We are all well aware of her fame as Glee Club 
pianist and what one of us is not grateful for the music 
which she has furnished for our dancing after dinner? 

Julia A Sai.amktry 

Adams, Mass. 

"Pink are h<r cheeks and black 

her hair, 
A h Hi r girl you'll find notrht n ." 

Here's to Julie, the prettiest 
girl in the class Popular! 
A jolly, good-natured, all-round 
sport, she'd get our vote any 

j^O. ~"msW ( ' a - v *^ m ' '°- va " Can't you 

M hear her rooting for Adams 

i^\ . ^M every time it is mentioned? 

V\\ \H Attending Glee Club rehearsals. 

i ** S^S^^SJ serving on various committees, 

participating at our dances, and studying ? have been 

Jewel's favorite amusements at Normal. Yes. 1 forgot to 
mention that as "the girl with a fad" our Julie was a big 
success in the Senior Play. She also likes to contribute 
her share of worldly wealth to the local theatres, especially 
on "gym." days but she says "it's educational, you know " 

Makioiuk S. SAUTBB 

Greenfield, Mass 

"Marjie" hath a beaming eye, 

Hut no diii knoies for nhoin it 

beam- th; 
Right and left Us arrows fly. 
But ichat they aim at, no om 


Who can dispute this quota- 
tion? Dare ye who will! 

"Marjie" hails from the pros- 
perous town of Greenfield and 

it doeanl take \er> lone, to 
find it out either 

How well we remember those first weeks of the Junior 
year, when our brown eyed, red-cheeked Salome sh! 

don't let her hear that used to stand up bravely and boldly 

in every class and d question put to bet Then 

and there the captured our hearts W ho said she wouldn't 

be a mi... " \\ , know ic will, so here's luck to her 



manner. One of Eileen's 
work, in which she excels. 

We all wish her the best of luck 

Eileen Sheehan 

Adams, Mass. 

"Rather a quiet young lady is she 

With the gentlest of manners you 

ever did see." 

Eileen is a very conscientious 
girl, ever on the alert to do 
whatever she is asked to do. 
She is very sweet-tempered 
and industrious, too, and her 
success is fully assured for 
superintendents are well dis- 
posed toward her on account 
of her quiet, self-possessed 
strongest points is her hand 


Norwich, Conn. 
"Tobie" is the nickname 
by which she is known to us all. 
She is the proud possessor of 
a bewitching voice which rings 
out in clear, loud tones in the 
"gym." To gaze upon her 
countenance, one would think 
her to be quite shy, however, 
the opinion is immediately 
altered as soon as one becomes 
acquainted with this Connect- 
icut lass. 

For her untiring efforts and skill in doing her share for 
the class we must certainly give her credit and 
"As sure as the sun sinks to rest, 
We all agree that we love "Tobie" best." 

Helen Sheldon 

Mill River, Mass. 

"For she is just the quiet kind 

Whose nature never viri is, 

Like streams that keep the summer 

Snow-hid in January." 

Helen hails from the big 
city of Mill River. Although 
quiet, she does her work cheer- 
fully, and no matter how heavy 
the task, she is at all times 
ready to smile. This little 
girl has proved a true friend to 
all who know her. Our good wishes go with her wherever 
she chances to stray. 

Clara M. Thurber 
West Brattleboro, Vt. 
"And I learned of women from 

Clara hails from Vermont 
and she is always ready to sing 
the praises of that state. She 
is known to us for her class 
spirit, willingness and ambitions 
One of Clara's strongest char- 
acteristics is her determina- 
tion. When this Green Moun- 
tain girl first joined us, it 
seemed as if she would be a 
missionary, but today we know that she will be a first-rate 
teacher. Wherever she goes may success attend her! 

Eleanor R. Whalen 
Hatfield, Mass. 
"The mildest manners and the 

gentlest heart." 

"A very quiet and dignified 
young lady," is the verdict 
of those who meet "Nell" 
Whalen but those who know 
her best will always remember 
the shoulders which sometimes 
refused to keep dignified when 
there was a good joke in the 
air. "Nell" has a sweet dis- 
position, and is a good mixer. 

Olive Lewis 
East Longmeadow, Mass. 
"Thou hast wit and fun and fire." 
Olive, bubbling over with enthusiasm, and always busy 
at something, could usually be found after school or over 
the week-ends, either in her room with needle in hand, 
or down in the manual training room with hammer and 
saw, or clambering over the hills in search of insects, 
flowers and birds, — "For to her the world was fair." 

Judging from the creditable way Olive always carried 
through anything in which she was engaged here, we do 
not fear for her success in any work which she may under- 
take in the future. 

Wyona Sparrow 

North Adams, Mass. 

A young Sparrow in North Adams grew 

And the Normal fed it with all plans new, 

And it opened its little mind to the light 

Found in method and lesson plans bright. 

Our success in athletics has been aided by Wyona's 

sure and steady aim, particularly in basket-ball. 

Among the quiet, studious members we find Wyona, who 
used her artistic ability to decorate the covers of her books 
and songs used in the Glee Club of which she was a member. 
We all wish you success, Wyona. 

tt £i ^L O #?> 


I Ml . i I ^SS 1922 



Glass Dap Program 

Thursday, June Twenty-second 
THE CALL AT 2:15 P.M. 

ADDRESS OF WELCOME Dorothy L. Reynold* 

SONG "When Dawning Springtime" 

greater than we had realized before, 

We have discovered 

(Neapolitan Serenade) 
SONG "The Mountains" 

Eduards di Capua 

Vivian M. Berry 

Mad- li in E. Tracy, ' >.l 

A. Louise Mae. Masters 

Lillian Kent 

Lorctta M. Tobin 

Marjorie S. Sauter 

Sadie C. Murphy 

Anne E. Curtin 

Jane L. Kerr 

Dorothy L. Reynolds for *22 

Madeline E. Tracy for '23 


SONG "Alma Mater" 


AESTHETIC DANCE— "Dance of the Winds" 

CLASS PROMENADE AT 8 P. M.— Taconic Hall 

eraOttaticm program 

Friday, June Twenty-third 
MUSIC— "Do You Know That Fair Land" 
(from Mignon) Thomas 


Rev. Joseph H. Twitchell 

MUSIC— "Angel Trio" 

from Elijah Mendelssohn 

ADDRESS— "The Public School Teacher 

and the Citizenship of the Future" 

Commissioner Payson Smith 

MUSIC— "Spring-Tide" Reinhold Becker 



Commissioner Payson Smith 


Hooress of Welcome 

PARENTS, Teachers, School-mates, Friends— We wel- 
come you here this afternoon with mingled feelings 
of pleasure and regret. Pleasure, that we may try to show 
you a little appreciation of all that you have given and done 
for us; with regret, that this is our last time together. 

We have enjoyed our two years at North Adams Normal 
and probably can never realize the great amount of good 
we have derived from being under the guidance of so help- 
ful a faculty, and in our wonderful "Alma Mater of the 

Since we have been in this school we have learned to 
think in a more broad-minded way. We have lost some 
of our— shall I say old fashioned?— ideas, and we are look- 
ing upon life in a way which shows it to be bigger, and 

"New occasions teach new duties 

Time makes ancient good uncouth. 
They must upward still, and onward, 

Who would keep abreast of Truth; 
Lo, before us gleam her camp-fires! 

We ourselves must Pilgrims be, 
Launch our Mayflower, and steer boldly 

Thru' the desperate winter sea, 
Nor attempt the Future's portal with 

The Past's blood-rusted key." 

We who are going out as teachers of the men and women 
of to-morrow must be able to recognize these new occasions 
and be prepared to meet them adequately. For, as Her- 
man Hagedan says, "It must be your business in these 
years to raise this new standard before the eyes of your 
fellow-citizens; your aim to give them a new ideal of what 
constitutes success." 

As we all know, the twenty-fifth anniversary of this 
school was celebrated a short time ago. When we look 
upon the Normal and all for which it stands, we cannot 
help thinking of the man whose wonderful ideals have been 
so inculcated here, that man, who has for twenty-five 
years given to so many all over the country, his words 
of encouragement, his kindly advice and his inspiration. 

I wish I could say a few words which would express in 
some degree the value of the work which he has accomplished 
in carrying on this school for twenty-five years. We, the 
class of twenty-two, fully realize the good fortune that came 
to us in being permitted at least a year of his guidance. 
In that short time a great many of his high ideals have 
been so impressed upon us that we shall never forget them. 

On the other hand, we are extremely grateful for having 
had such a man as our present Principal to carry us safely 
thru the remainder of our course. We are all sure that 
there never was a man like him, and never anyone who 
could have helped such a "weighty" class thru so nearly 
successful a year. (I dare not claim complete success for us 


Now that we have come to the end of our course "the 
parting of the ways" as it were, we are beginning to realize 
how much Mr. Smith has done for us in the way of broaden- 
ing our ideals and making our vision clearer. To him we 
extend our greatest thanks and appreciation. 

This twenty-fifth year means a great deal to the North 
Adams Normal School. It may never be known how much 
it has accomplished since the time it was started, but we 
know that it has done a very great work and it can never 
be lost. The school now starts out on a new era, leaving 
behind some of the old ideas and taking up the new, but 
we must not forget, my friends, that the principles which 
this school has preserved, and the promise which it has 
received, places upon us, the ones going out into the world 
the gravest responsibility. 

"Life may be given in many ways, 
And loyalty to Truth be sealed 
As bravely in the closet as the field, 
So bountiful is Fate. 

In closing, I wish to say again that the class of twenty-two 
welcomes you most heartily and hopes that you will enjoy 
the program which has been prepared for you. 

Dorothy Reynolds 



floorc00 to tbc Junior? 

p\EAR Faculty, Friends, Classmates and Juniors. 
We have now completed the work of two years. 
one of which we have been together and shared alike in 
sorrow and joy. To-day, as we are assembled, we are 
happy and also sad. In the coming days, we shall miss 
each and every one of you and even though we are not here 
in person our thoughts will undoubtedly be with you fre- 

Each day brings us nearer to the pathway which leads 
into a greater field of opportunity where if we put to prac- 
tice that which we have learned under the careful guidance 
of our beloved instructors, we shall make our lives more 

Although many mistakes have been made by us in spite 
of the advice left by other classes and the efforts put fort h 
by our teachers, it is now our turn and privilege, which 
we have anticipated for so long, to bestow a few words of 
counsel upon our Juniors who will so soon become Seniors. 

First — To the girls living in Taconic Hall: 

Always carry your hat when you go for a walk for you 
might happen to go a little farther than you had previously 

Never borrow anything from anyone. You might be 
mistaken for another person or you might forget to return 
it when wanted. 

I. earn all the Council Rules so that if any Junior asks, 
"Oli, aren't we supposed to do that?" or "Are we supposed 
to do this?" you will be able to answer, "No", or "Yes, 
the Council Rules say . . .'so and so'." 

Do not try to fool the Juniors by telling them that your 
bed has fallen from a third story window, because it may 
cause too much excitement. 

To the girls not in the dormitory : 

Be careful and not carry too many books home with you 
because it may result in Scoliosis or Lordosis. 

Try and not give the teachers and girls in the dormitory 
B nervous shock by arriving at the dances on time. 

Do not fail to have an interesting tale every morning, of 
the good time you had the night before. It gives us some- 
thing to talk about and stimulates the imagination of the 
dormitory girls. 

To all of the Juniors: 

Memorize the lesson plans that you have written this 
year o thai you will have a model in every subject 

\ear and this will eliminate some borrowing. 

Now we have given you the benefits of our experii 
and we begin to realize thai we can no longer assist your 

wandering footsteps Hereafter it will be our duty and 
pleasure to guide (hose of younger children. It is our hope 

that ymi will bear the name Seniors even better than we have 

borne it, and we are sure, when you enter the busy world 
that we are now entering, that you will make a BU 

your class spirit, hang together and remember this 

motto at all limes, "He not simply good but good for 
Mini thing " 

Virion !'■ 

Irtesuonsc to the Seniors 


*-^ For many months you have planned and lo 

forward to your graduation \- y..u have striven onward 

and upward without murmur or < plaint, we have watched 

yOU with a mingled feeling of happ d KOTO* Time 

I,. i marched gaily on and 11 hai come nearer and nearer to 

us that you, our true friends and companions, are leaving us 

As one band closely knit together we have had mat; 
times as well as a great deal of hard work. With your 
kindness and loving watchfulness as guiding stars, we Jun- 
iors have gained in ability and understanding throughout 
this most successful year. 

ore at the dormitory, you have been most considerate 
of us, although we have tried your patience most severely 
at times. When, next year, we are carrying on our duties 

seniors in social and business activities, we will think of 
your splendid management this year. Victory has been 
your reward for your spirit in work and play 

You, as a class, have had a privilege that no class will 
know again. Your graduation marks the close of Normal's 
first twenty-five years of success During thesi 
many golden ideals have been built up and your privilege 
haS been to support them through to the end. When we 
return in September and a new era has begun, our one en- 
deavor will be to strive, in honor of you and all the chu 
gone before, to carry over the old ideals into our n, w 
regime. Your spirit of love and loyalty to Mr. Murdoch 
and Mr. Smith will be the foundation upon which we will 
make our efforts. 

However far you may be from Normal Hall in the next 
year, we shall feel you are with us in spirit and we hope to 
hear of fine things accomplished by you. Our halls will ring 
with answering memories of you who have been so dear 
to us. 

Next fall when we return as seniors, our one regret will 
he that you will not be here to greet us. Yet. when w. 
many new faces, we will think of your kindness to us this 
past year and will try to be as helpful to the new Jut:: 

The road to success is a steady climb upward and onward. 
It may be rough in many places, but always remember that 
only a league behind you is the class of '23, ready to 
of '22 at any time, "They're the best, truest and lit. 

Mud- dm Tracy, 'L':i 

Class %o\\# 

Tune SU in Song 
We're the Class of "22 

At Normal, at Normal, at Normal 
We'll give a rousing cheer or two 

For Normal, for Normal, for Normal 
Here we've worked and laughed and played, 

Of defeat been ne'er afraid, 
Here felt your loving aid 

Oh Normal! Oh, Normal! Oh. Normal! 

So the Class of '22 

Of Normal, of Normal, of Normal, 
Wish all success to you 

North Adams Slate Normal. State Normal 
\\ e w ill ever hold you dear 

In our hearts a light most clear 
We w ill remember you 

Oh Normal, dear Normal, Our Normal 

lo\ is in our hearts to-day 

\i Normal, at Normal, at Normal 

We've leached the longed-for day 
\i Normal, Si Normal, at Normal 
\ e reached the parting wa\ 

From your teachings we'll m 

we'll give .1 fond farewell 

To Normal, to Normal, loved Normal 



3!v>)> Oration 

"A rare old plant is the ivy green!" 

\ i/ll.\T could be more appropriate and fitting than the 
ivy to leave to our Alma Mater as a living memorial 
of our class? 

The ivy whose qualities of independence, strength and 
courage should be examples, and are examples of the 
characteristics of our lives. 

We are about to go forth upon our first great adventure 
and if we can carry with us lessons and ideals gained from 
this little plant, what more could we ask? 

When we first entered school we seemed for a time to 
be groping in the dark as this little plant will be, but after 
a while, we seemed to take root, as it were, and there we 
clung and, like the ivy, we soon began to grow in many 
directions, broadening our minds and our inmost selves in 
general while we grew familiar with the intricacies of lesson 
plans, project method, and socialized recitation. 

After all this growth, we are still seeking for more which 
will be gained by going forth from our dear Alma Mater to 
help others understand and appreciate ideals for which it 

The ivy plant itself symbolizes the class as a whole and 
each little tendril stands for a member, who like this vine, 
will take a different pathway while she still holds in her 
memory the dear faces of the kind instructors and the pleas- 
ant memories of the happy days spent at Normal School. 

"To every one there openeth 

A way, a ways, and a way; 
And the high soul climbs the high way, 
And the low soul gropes the low; 
And in between, on the misty flats, 

The rest drift to and fro. 

But to every one there openeth 

A high way and a low, 
And every one decideth 

The way his soul shall go." 

Anne Curtin 

1lv£ lpocm 

Upward, forever climb upward 
Symbol and emblem of love, 
Thrive in God's golden sunshine 
And His gentle rains from above. 

Tell those in the field we are coming 
To build up the movements so new 
Tell them we'll work to the finish 
And serve our profession so true. 

Onward and upward forever 
May we climb to a glorious height 
And be ever like this green Ivy, 
And help make the whole world bright. 

June L. Kerr 

Class i!)i0torj> of 1922 

Was there ever a class like '22? 

Indeed there never was one! 
The teachers thot it too full of fun. 

Were they right? 

'Tis doubtless true! 
Yet, here's to the good old class of '22! 

r\N THE 14th of September, 1922, the North Adams 
^^ Normal School witnessed the coming of a class, con- 
sisting of 28 girls, never equalled in the twenty years of its 
life. Have we not been told so by good authority many 
times since our arrival? Indeed we have! On the first 
day here, we were called upon to fill in some mysterious 
cards — incidentally becoming acquainted with each other. 
The girls at the dormitory found that much was to be 
learned about life at Taconic Hall. Oh, those rules — 
both written and unwritten that had to be observed! Were 
there ever so many "must nots" thrust upon a group of 
innocent girls at one time? Never! The worst of all to 
us seemed to be the one which read! — "You must not go 
down-town without a hat!" It is a certainty that that rule 
has received more than one blessing from the class of '22, 
in its two years at Normal School. 

After the rules and regulations were learned, the events 
which followed were much the same as those of any class 
during its junior year, here. 

First the Class officers elected, were as follows; Ruth 
Carpenter, President; Julia Salametry, Vice-president; 
Gwendolyn Purcell, Treasurer; and Lillian Kent, Secre- 
tary. After this was accomplished we felt like a really 
truly class. 

And then began the real work! When we were told that 
we were to have Geometry, Arithmetic, Music, etc., our 
first remark was, — "Oh! we've had some of those in High 
School," and our expectations were — "that they would be 
easy." Such a vain, deluded idea! 

We were introduced to the queerest Geometry of which 
we'd ever heard, and the Arithmetic! What was it we 
were supposed to do? Teach them, our future charges, 
how to play Store-arithmetic and Number Games? Truly 
this was the funniest kind of work, but before the year 
was over, it was indeed far from funny to our poor harassed 

As the year went on, we were introduced to handicraft; 
one half the class working with Miss Lamphier, while the 
other half worked with Mr. Cummings or Miss Pearson 
and vice-versa. By the time we had completed our courses 
in these classes, we felt quite proficient in making raffia 
baskets (?) book-ends, animals for Noah's Ark and paper 
tearings. Such book-ends and animals — some of them 
even winning first prizes at the annual North Adams Fair. 
The Botany class, too, of which we heard much, altho 
it sounded more than dry to our uncultivated minds, proved 
to be especially interesting even when we were dragged to 
the garden to rake, hoe, and cultivate the soil, in which 
to plant the tomatoes and geraniums which we had guarded 
so carefully during the long winter. Occasionally a few 
of the girls felt that a vacation was necessary if it happened 
to be quite warm. They were, however, gently reminded 
by Mr. Smith that they had taken the vacation and would 
therefore have to go to the garden after school and con- 
tinue their work of trying to help Mother Nature along. 
They alone can vouch for the great pleasure derived from 
working alone and perhaps, doing double the work! 

Soon after we had become a bit accustomed to our 
classes and new-found friends, for they were friends, 



we were given a pleasant surprise in the form of a reception 
during which we were supposed to become bette r acquainted 
with the teachers and seniors and we did! 

Besides this entertainment many other social affairs 
followed, such as a Hallowe'en party given by the Juniors 
to the Seniors which was of course an enjoyable affair; 
a mock wedding by the Seniors; the Senior class play, "The 
Light," etc., etc. 

Then, too, we were introduced to "man-dances." When 
lirst we heard that phrase, with blank faces we said, "Man- 
dances, why what on earth?" Little did we realize how- 
ignorant we were showing ourselves, but when we were told 
that each year the girls were allowed four dances to which 
they could invite men, our blank expressions turned to those 
of amazement, and needless to say, delight — for who does 
not enjoy a good dance? and these were indeed good! 

With all of the good times there were many occasions 
in which sad lessons were taught, for instance, that young 
men are to be entertained in the social room and not in 
the music and reception rooms; that going to the kitchen 
to recover a forgotten "some-thing" might prove alarming 
to all; that walking into a room after "lights out," dressed 
in white and carrying an umbrella might be a serious 
matter; that sleeping on the front porch, no matter how- 
melted one is, is absolutely forbidden, and that the clothes- 
closets are most certainly not the places in which to try to 
conceal one's-self in a great endeavor to be a minus quantity. 
Trying and hard were all of these experiences to us but 
because of them we came back the next year all the wiser. 

\\ i musl no; forget the Glee Club! After we had been 
well-started on our careers, as Juniors, we were told by the 
dignified Seniors that had we any voices at all 
we must not be surprised, if we received an invitation to 
join the Glee Club. Some of us were chosen, and with 
fear and trembling in our hearts, we went, but we must con- 
fess that our voices were meek and mellow at lirst. How- 
ever under the leader-ship of Miss Searle and Grace Cor- 
coran, our possibilities were developed, Twice a week 
we attended rehearsals which culminated in the Glee Club 
( 'oiicert on May 20th. 

Finally came commencement ! What excitement on the part 

of the Seniors and almost as much on the part of the 
Juniors, for, were they not to assist in the exercises, which 

were impressive from beginning to end? 

What did we sec'.' Were those tear-stained faces at the 
dormitory on the last day of school'.' Surely the Juniors 
were not weeping, for were they not coming back next 

■ .' But, yea, it was the Juniors! Why? Because they 
were grieved at the thought of parting from the friends 

they had made in the Senior class, for they had become 
indeed, "our friends." 

Thus ended our lirst year at Normal School 
During our summer vacation it was announced that Mr. 
Murdock, who had been principal of N. A. N.S for twenty- 
four years, and whom all of us had come to esteem greatly, 

had resigned Could this really be true.' Yes, indeed it 
was true and to our great sorrow we found that we should 
have him no longer to help us over stony paths. Our 

deep regret was lightened a great deal, however, when we 

learned that "our Mr Smith" of the garden, and Botany 
class had be. -n honored by being elected principal 

When we returned t<> the dormitory, it was with ■ tiny 

feeling of shall 1 say superiority ? for, were we not the 
dignified Seniors? 

r, the girls of '-"-' found thai they had no time 
in which t'> Weep because I lle\ were away from holm 
they had done the pr< :i. for now, the> unit com- 

fort the new-comers and help them forget that feeling of 

W'e have found the Juniors a jolly bunch of girls who have 
stood by the Seniors loyally — and incidentally they have 
become expert ticket-sellers, for affairs such as plays and 
Glee Club Concerts. 

The first thing that we did in launching our clai 
Seniors, was to hold an election of officers which resulted in 
Dorothy Reynolds, President; Sadie Murphy, Vi.e-p- 
dent; Anne Curtin, Treasurer; and Vivian Berry, Secretary. 
For the Glee Club, Lillian Kent, Leader: Dorothy Rey- 
nolds, Pianist; Sadie Murphy, Secretary: Clara Thurber. 
Treasurer; and Jane Kerr, librarian. 

After the performance of our official duties, one thing 
followed fast upon another. First came the "house-wann- 
ing" given in honor of our new principal and his wife, 
on the second Friday after we came, all of the girls gath- 
ered in the gymnasium after dinner. From here, the stu- 
dents, carrying lighted Japanese lanterns, marched to Mr 
Smith's home, around which they formed a semi-circle, and 
sang songs to those within. As soon as Mr and Mrs Smith 
realized what was happening, they came to the door and af- 
ter thanking us extended a cordial invitation to come in. 
We did so, and found that the faculty had arranged a 
very delightful evening for all. Refreshments wen- served 
and all felt that they knew both Mr. and Mrs Smith the 
better when the time for leaving ca 

However if such an atfair should eve-- occur again, future 
dormitory Seniors, let us. the wise class of '22, give you a 
bit of advice X<r r believe after it is over and you have 
returned to third floor NEVER believe that a bed 

has fallen out of one of the windows! 

Then, of course, we felt that we must have an acquaint- 
ance social for the Juniors, believing that we shou'd "do 
unto others as we had been done by." 

In between these social affaire both Juniors and Seniors 
were becoming settled and accustomed to 'heir new work 
the work being entirely new to the Juniors and the thrill 
of really and truly teaching being new to the Seniors. 
Could it possibly be that these staid, hard-working mem- 
bers of '22 were the same frivolous girls of the year befo 
Yes, indeed, it was true! and oh. Juniors, we hop,' that 
the incoming -hiss of next year will never express them- 
selves about you. as Seniors, as we have heard you sjM-ak 
of us the deadest bunch never do anything but study!" 
Wail, oh wait, until you begin teaching There will be 
no chasing about the halls from 9:30 to 10:15 for you then! 
Toward the end of October it was decided that it was 
time to introduce the Juniors to •'man-daiices." BO we : 
ned to combine one with a Hallowe'en party The gym- 
nasium was appropriately decorated and there the dance 
was held All declared they'll had the best ti,, , 
W as it because it was les- formal than usual or what' 1 

This was the first of the four dances which we are allowed 
yet each of those that followed was equally enjoyable 

They were given in the reception room which |i 
pretty and homey with its pink-shaded lights, and glow- 
ing lire-place We owe our '•Mother Van" many thank- 
for trying to help us make these dances the 
that they were and this i> not all for which 
ful. for was it not she that was forever proposing pi. 
and the like for our plea 

ip- nothing more important happened, ' 

we decided that instead of the \ ie. we would • 

money enough to go to W 

to earn the money, but wen iccumulateon 

to . • w trning to the Junioi 



cide on a trip, don't set your goal too far away. From 
this point on you may imagine us working like Trojans 
earning money. Oh. how much that one word means! 

Before our Thanksgiving vacation, the Juniors held a 
Fancy dress party for the faculty and students. All 
attended dressed as ridiculously as possible. Who will 
ever forget the appearance and costume of Mr. Smith? 

Next on December 3rd, an Afternoon Tea was held in 
the reception room at the dormitory, for Mrs. Smith and Mrs. 
Murdock. The room was very prettily arranged with pink- 
silk shaded lights, wicker chairs, small tables scattered 
here and there and rugs covering the unusually good 
dancing floor. The very thought of the refreshments 
which were served by the girls in their dainty light dresses 
makes our mouths water even now. During the after- 
noon, the guests enjoyed the music of Mrs. Marshall and 
her son with the violin and 'cello and of Mr. Padden at 
the piano. 

For a time there were no unusual events and then one 
day we heard the word, "Summer-School." What was 
this? Were we to have a Summer-School here? Sure 
enough! In due time the matter was definitely settled 
and we were told that there was to be a five weeks' course 
-from July 10th to August 11th. What better place could 
one choose than the Berkshire Hills? Those who attend 
this summer session will gain much from the surroundings 
of N. A. N. S. as well as from that which they will be taught 
within recitation walls. 

About the first of March we started work on the play 
"The Three Chauffeurs." It was well chosen and when 
finally presented — those who saw it know how it was 
given. But what times we did have setting the date 
for it, and getting characters that could stay with us thru 
it all. It was during the time that we were rehearsing for 
our play, that two of our girls, Milly Boyle and Peggy 
Brennan were forced to give up their parts and leave school 
because of illness. We were all deeply grieved to have them 
leave us, and we hope that some day they may be able 
to return and finish the course. The returns from the play 
were very good which of course, pleased us — for were 
we not still working for our trip? 

And then, before we knew it, the 28th of April was 
upon us and we were started on our merry way to Boston — 
taking Mrs. Van Etten and Miss Baright with us as chap- 
erones. Dormitory girls, be fore-warned — do not tell the 
town girls to be sure to be on time, when you start on 
your class trip next year, or else you may never hear the 
end of that bit of advice — who knows what may happen? 

We are thoroughly convinced that no group of girls ever 
enjoyed a trip as we did that one. In the first place our 
selection of chaperones was A No. I. How could it help 
being so when the class of '22 chose them? Also, on this 
trip we were being educated in many ways, which is of 
course always a pleasure. We, as a class, are indeed glad 
that we broke one tradition and started the idea of a trip 
instead of a Year Book — for it is truly far more educational. 

Then, last but not least, of our social affairs, came the 
Glee Club Concert. Oh, those Monday and Thursday 
noon rehearsals! Would the real thing ever come? At 
last it did and because of the great efforts of Miss Searle, 
much pleasure was given to a good-sized audience. 

There is one event which will ever remain fixed in the 
memories of those of '22, and that is the 25th anniversary 
banquet. Who of us can ever forget the assembly room, 
looking so beautiful with the banners from the year 1897 
to 1922, and its rows and rows of beautifully decorated 
tables. The whole affair has made an impression which 

cannot easily be forgotten. 

And now we are looking forward to our graduation exer- 
cises which are to come on the 22nd and 23rd of June. We 
arc also thinking seriously of our schools over which we 
are to preside next year. With fluttering hearts we have 
waited long for the Superintendents who should set 
the seal of our future for us. Some have been set and some 
have not, but still we live in hopes, knowing that positions 
will he found for those of '22 — for, the knowledge which they 
have at N. A. N. S. must not be wasted 

Lillian E. Kent 

Clas0 IPropbcq) 

IT WAS late in the June of 1942 that I hurried across 
the lawn to greet my former class-mate, Julia Salametry. 
She had written me from Tokio saying that she had at 
last been persuaded by her fellow missionaries, to take a much 
needed vacation after her ten years of faithful service in 
the foreign lands. She added in her letter, that she would 
arrive in San Francisco on the ship, Sarah Louise, about 
the fifteenth of the month then come directly to Benton 
Harbor. It had taken me a very short time to radio my 
invitation to her for a month at the ranch. And now she 
was here! 

I began to run as I saw those black eyes peeping from 
under the brim of a very ordinary black hat for I knew they 
belonged to the Jule who had graduated from Normal only 
twenty years ago, as much as they did to this Jule. 

We had no sooner emerged from the flood of our first 
greetings than my guest urgently requested me to have mercy 
on her and give her something — yes, anything to eat! 
lest she starve herself to death. As I glanced at her, I 
could not help thinking how far from starving she actually 
looked for the life of a missionary evidently agreed with 
her. However, we walked arm in arm to the kitchen 
where we duly raided the cupboards. 

"Jule," I said, after our supplies had been collected, "I 
believe in self service, such as we had in Hayes Cafeteria 
long ago. You pick up your lunch and march thru that 
door to the library. It is almost five o'clock and at five 
sharp, I have a surprise for you." 

We had just comfortably seated ourselves in the coolest 
corner of the room when a loud buzzing broke the still- 
ness. I jumped up, adjusted my instrument, then looked 
toward my guest to see the effect on her. In no time we 
heard the words repeated, "Chicago University, Doctor 
Chapin's lecture on 'One More Link for Darwin's Chain' " 
.... "Chicago University", etc. ... I answered Jule's 
inquiring look by the word "Radio," but before we could 
discuss it, we heard a well-known voice announcing the 

"It gives me great pleasure to be able to introduce to 
you, this evening, one who is known throughout the world 
as a lecturer and the greatest woman scientist since Madam 
Curie, — Doctor Chapin whose career particularly interests 
me as we are both graduates of North Adams Normal 
School — Doctor Chapin." 

During the applause that followed, I managed to hear 
my companion whisper, "but who introduced her?" Her 
question was soon answered for as the clapping ceased we 
heard Doctor Chapin's clear determined voice begin: 

"President Palmer, Friends: When I came to you to- 
night, I fully intended to preface my talk with a short des- 
cription of my adventures in the African jungle while in 
quest of first hand material on Mastodons, but, because 



of my unusual introduction to you, I feel that I should 
like to tell you that it was with no small feeling of pride 
that I have watched Louise Palmer's career from a M 
achusetts school teacher up to the White House- as first 
woman President and from there to the presidency of 
this University. You who know President Palmer inti- 
mately, will, no doubt, agree with me that it was surely her 
persist ance, along with her argumentative powers, that 
made her a success. 

"This evening, however, I come to you with startling 
scientific facts hut, first, I wish to state briefly ..." 

"Enough, enough, " cried Jule, when Dorothy Chapin 
begins to state scientific tilings briefly then- is something 
wrong somewhere Please disconnect that thing. So that 
is why the ship was named the 'Sarah Louise,' but I say, 
as long as you have a radio why not send our regress 
to the Alumni Association, of dear old Normal. It is 
having its reunion tomorrow Let's ask the girls to wire at 
once telling us what each is doing." 

So we talked of former meetings and good times 'till 
we drifted on to plans for the morrow. We summarized 
these plans before retiring. First, we would rise at six, 
breakfast, then run out to the Arthur Studios in Kalamazo 
where Lil Kent was still making an intensive study of the 
tints and shades of Red. At noon we'd send the message 
to our Alma Mater then we'd insist that Lil accompany 
us to Mrs. MacMasters' home. The latter has lately 
moved West to lie nearer her factories, for she has a big 
business manufacturing a pat.'.nt medicine which she 
called "Grouch Cure." 

The next day was a rare gift of the gods, so the setting 
sun found us making ourselves a' home on Mrs MacMasters' 
veranda. We were chatting serenely when our hosted 
ordered us to gel ready for wi > hear the Metropolitan 

Opera Company that evening A li tie later as we sat in 
th( theatre waiting for the curtain to rise, we found that 
we wire to hear Elizabeth .lane who had created such a 
ation for the past three years. We had no time for 
■ on merits for, as the curtail: slowly ro<e, the prelude fairly 

danced from tin instruments in that "Introduction <>f 
Carmen" then gradually Boftened as a strong contr 

voice filled the house with the sweetest ol 10t( We 

raised our opera glasses with one accord and saw .lane 
"Will, my land Bakes alive! We surely are discovering 

our Classmates! They seem to be as numerous as the 

lilies in the field and as easy to find if we only look around 
for them " We did not stop to answer Mr- MacMasters 
for our eyes were fixed on Elizabeth lane. 

After the opera we had very little difficulty in adding 
our own .lane to our ranks and as we Hew home in Mrs. 
Mac's plane she gave us one bit of news after another 
Shi' was still getting the "Axis" It was now being edited 
by Dorothy llunl '48. It is one of the leading school 

papers now for Mia Mildred Boyle insists that all her 

poems be lirst published in that paper lane added that 
ill the Alumni Notes she had read that "Babe" O'Connor 
had at last found the right Williams Student BO W8J travel- 
ling in Europe while "Kate" Morrissej had renounced the 

world to live in a eloiste-r This last "bit of news" created 

l)m te a sensation for we all agreed that it was the - 

last thing in the world we should ha\e expected from 

Soon our talk drifted to tin- Bast Lil remembered that 

the last timi exhibiting her choicest Led. 

Wandered down to the Italian ection Imagine her 
surprise when the heard that Anne ('iirim WU 'h. ' 
lement worker m that district) One "f 1 1" 

provements she had made was to run a mono-railed elevat 
which by the way. was invented by Grace Boyden from 
the Italian district into Arlington Of course Lil did not 
see Anne for that little person was busy proving to the 
Bostonians that she was the elevated's I 

No sooner had we arrived home than we heard 
signal. We rushed to the instrume 
no time we heard - 

"North Adams Normal— M: 
message came too late for the Alumni me, 
of tie difference betw rn and Western I 

how stupid of us not to have remembered 
am sending you what information I car W 
the forty-fifth anniversary fittingly a! the reunii 
Harrows, Miss Carpenter and myself didn' 
this time as we are still teaching in Mark Hopkins. W< 
been there eighteen years now. Alexins Cais 
Mrs. Hurd and myself of her ambition- She has t ri< d 
various things since she left Normal School bur al 
is clerk of th< ticut Senat< She likes her new i 

tion for she meets so many 'intelligent married mi 
Marjorie Sauter was also back She has just published 
a book Tses of Sauerkrout.' She is backed in 
by her husband. Do.- or Willie !ni Van Horn g Well. 
I wired the girls who were on their way t ■ \ 
they will probably get in touch wi h you They will 
you what I canno " So with a few personal remai 
Doty's message i nded. 

"How doi s thai report satisfy you?" I asked as I laid 
the receive'! Everyone commen ed on the amazing f.. 
we had heard, but all agreed tha* th typically 

Mrs Duty's for it was con pleted to the point 

"Speaking of teaching" broke who had 

quiel for a surprisingly lonj while "th< 
from Marion Hence she- was teach 
manshipin one of the Pittsfield High Schools I 

Well, we never f. > vhal Jule wa- 

ins' then a vigoro terrupti ark 

[t was No - n ehou l'\ ad a 

we akne ss for .hat nai 

dozen papers whil [plained, "These come while 

was gone-, mum" I picked up the' lir-t and read aloud: 

Eleanor Whalen at pre-se'nt on way back to I 
University where she is studying advanced cooking and 
sewing as a preparation to important event w 

I are" returning to our positions in the depart- 

ment of Pratt's Institute' We are' teaching onlj a short 
way from Gwendolyn Purcell who owns a Music rI 
here She- is quite popular w 
that innate' ability to make things hum 

Lo\. t,. all l In •.•iris, 

The' next one was from Coventrj 

from Clara Thurber It read 

Tin- Berrj H 

Dear CI., 

I am delighted to think I 
tin' N. A. N. S. '22. 

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education ol 


oli d dot) 
who e Mil doing CommUl 




Corner reviewing a parade of Masons. Before we reached 
the Empire, however, we met Sade Murphy who was home 
for the occasion. She is now on the stage, dancing, but is 
to retire next January. She told us that Ruth Graham 
only taught a year after graduating, for after that big 
fire in North Adams of 1923, she found that she would 
make an excellent nurse for any brave hearted fireman. 
You see, that many of the girls have branched off into oc- 
cupations other than teaching but they are all successful 
thanks to the good training of their Alma Mater. 

I have told you all I could about my work and that of 
the girls near here. Do tell me what you've been doing 
these years." 

"Clara is right," said Jule, "here you've found out all 
about us but haven't told us a thing about yourself." 

"Oh, " I answered easily, "there isn't much to tell but, 
if you'll remember, Marjorie Sauter always had a goodly 
list of adjectives and occupations to apply to me. Per- 
haps she can tell you what I've been doing." 

Loretta Tobin '22 

Propbcq) on tbc propfcct 

\|EW YORK with all its bustle and noise! How this 
* reminded me of the trip our Senior Class at Normal 
had taken to Boston. I wondered vaguely whether I 
should get lost in New York as Lorrie Tobin had in Boston. 
Then my thoughts wandered on and I tried to think where 
she was now. I had not seen her for ten years, but it did 
seem as if her name had been in the papers recently. 
Chancing to glance at a rose in a shop window as I was 
walking along Fifth Avenue, I decided that it was just 
what I needed for my new dress so I promptly entered 
the store. Such an exquisite little shop I had never before 
visited. As I gazed around in rapture, I wondered who 
could have been the wonderful designer. Just at that 
moment I thought I recognized a familiar face. It couldn't 
be — but it was none other than Lorrie Tobin. Upon being 
told that she was the proprietor of the shop and also the 
designer of the decorations I couldn't help feeling that after 
all Lorrie had made good use of the talent which she had 
manifested at Normal School although I always knew Lorrie 
would be successful some day. 

Marjorie S. Sauter 

I, Sadie Murphy, in the name of the class of Nineteen 
Hundred and Twenty-two of the North Adams Nor- 
mal School, located in this, the city of North Adams, the 
county of Berkshire and the state of Massachusetts, being 
of sound and disposing mind and memory, but calling to 
mind the uncertainty of life and the surety of death, and 
being desirous to dispose of our entire earthly estate, while 
I have strength and capacity, do make, publish and declare 
this our last will and testament. 

(Please do not be cruel enough to suggest we are leaving 
them because we cannot take them with us.) 

We do give and bequeath as follows: 
To Mr. Smith, our sincere thanks and appreciation for his 
unfailing kindness to us. Also peaceful nights and 
rest from the petitions of '22. These were many but 
brilliant, showing the resourcefulness of our minds. 
To Mrs. Couch, our undying love and affection for all she 
has given us. We hope she may stay with our girls 
for a long time to come. 

To Miss Baright, a new class just like '22. Our aptitude 
in placing our tongues at the correct angle in articulating 
is unusual and has been a keen pleasure to our instruc- 

To Miss Pearson, a group which will appreciate the aesthetic 

— also the view from the windows. We dare not state 
which we studied most. 

To Miss Skeele, a copy of a perfect plan to be used by 
future seniors. May they acquire the use of all the 
"gym" wands and rackets, balls and nets. 

To Miss Searle, some new copies of music, for "Glee Club." 
We wish the new members would handle them carefully, 
otherwise they may fall apart. 

To Miss Lamphier, a new book of deficiency slips and a large 
camphor bag in which to store carefully her cape when 
she is thru wearing it. 

To Miss Sholes, many students of Household Arts in com- 
ing classes, also great joy in viewing the next array of 
buttonholes and pastry. They will be good but not 
equal to ours. 

To Mr. Eldridge, the hope that the Juniors will enjoy his 
trips as we did. Also a knowledge that 12 o'clock 
means lunch to us and the end of class periods. 

To Mr. Cummings, our everlasting friendship. He did 
not always appreciate our singing, but we learned a 
lot from him. 

To the Training Teachers, the next Senior class to criticize 
and to teach the writing of lesson plans. 

To the Junior Class, all the traditions of our school. Cher- 
ish them carefully as a sacred trust. They will always 
be a safeguard for you. 

To Rita Agan, "Lil" Kent's voice, while"Bess" Barber leads 
the Glee Club. 

To Ruth Clarke, Mildred Boyle's many sweaters. Of 
course they are not all red but she will like them just 
the same. 

To Genevieve Coffey, some extra drawing lessons. She 
is fond of "Art". 

To Madeline Tracey, "Dot" Reynolds' job as class president. 
She will need to work hard to lead as well as our chief has. 

To Leila Robinson, "Dot" Chapin's job in the workroom. 
This includes the books " Dot" reads. 

To Jessie Scott and "Marg" Kennedy, "Jul" Salametry's 
Williamstown calls. 

To Anne Larkin, many shades of crimson in her work. 
We hope the class colors will suit her. 

To "Jo" Mooney and Geneva O'Brien, the view of the moon 
now enjoyed in the "dorm." by 'Kate" and "Dot". 

To Helen O'Neil and Florence Mack, Eileen Sheehan's 
quiet manners. We feel it will aid them especially 
in the gymnasium. 

To Edith and Kathleen McCann, "Babe" O'Connor's 
comb. They can use it to best advantage. "Lil" 
Douglas and "Peg" Dunfrey can have her unused 
yellow slips, to be used in case the car is late. 

To Olive lies and Ruth Reynolds, Sadie Murphy's powder 
case. They have used it all year and will not feel 
strange with it. 

To Ruth Potter, Mary Knowles and Margaret Lawrie, 
the Senior table in the lunch room. Perhaps the 
ghosts of those gone will arouse an answering spirit 
in them. 

To Louise McDonough, Mr. Smith's long planned trip to 
Mars. We know she is interested in aviation. 

To Mabel Medbury and Helen McCarty, two assign- 
ments to Bishop. The walk will aid them. 



To Celestine Davine and Blanche Olstead, 'Salome' Sauter's 

giggles. To be in perfect condition they must giggle 

To Grace Bunnell "Alex" Caisse's ability to talk. Take our 

aavice, do not use it on all occasions. 
To Gladys Wemple, Ruth Graham's auto rides and fun. 

She need not publish them from the housetops in order 

to be happy. 
To Alice Smith and Gladys Hall, Marion Bpnce's dignity 

and talent in sewing. They have proven themselves 

as models for all kinds of apparel. 
To Alice Sheerin, "Mil" Montague's position as "everyone's 

To "Gert" Mazanec, Louise Palmer's position as the class 

"man." We trust she will use it well. 
To Bernice Edwards and Margaret Dadson, "Kate" Morris- 

sey's ability to make folks laugh, particularly in class 

To Elizabeth Hurley, Anne Curtin's ability to speak on 

several subjects at once. Of course no one will under- 
stand what you mean but do not worry, Anne usually 

explains later. 
To "Peg" Shea, Grace Boyden's dramatic ability. It is 

really nice to know how to call for an absent lover. 
To "Gert" Tyer, the entire reception hall and rooms for 

the entertainment of out-of-town men. 
To "Gert" Boyle, "Nell" Whalen's reputation as a hospitable 

To Marion Woodard, "Lorrie" Tobin's desire to lease 

when the victim wishes to study. 
To "Kay" Drennan, Jane Kerr's quickness of movement 

and speech. May she use them often ! 
To "Kate" McMahon, Ruth Carpenter's seat in the rear 

of the study hall. Juniors always admire the hack rows! 
To "Carrie" Finck, the automatic giggle stopper used 

this year by "Yiv" Berry. It should be experin i 

with during study hour at the "dorm." 
To "Beth" Cooke, "Peg" Brennan's pep. We feel she 

needs it. 
To Catherine McCarthy, "Gwen" Purcell's dancing 

shoes. We trust she will use them often. 
To Irene Messier and Ruth Neshit, all solos and duct- to In- 
given in next year's Glee Club. The seniors usually 

sing them. 
Lastly: We nominate and appoint Mr. Cummings to be 

I editor of this our last will and testament, knowing 

t hat he will carry out our request nobly. 
In witness whereof, 1 have to this, our last will, subscribed 

my name and affixed the class seal, this twenty-second 

day of June, nineteen hundred and twenty-two 

Sadu Murphy 

Signed and published by the said Sadie Murphy in our 
.-nee. who, in her presence, have, at her request 

hereto signed our names as witness) s 

Anne ( urtin 
Julia Salametry 

presentation of Class (51ft 

AS we, the army of '22 stand on I lie edge of life's stir- 
ring battle-field, we pause to survey our two fleeting 

years spent here and to gather happy remie 

. . rii that have taken place How clearly they come 
hack to us! How we hesitate to lay them aside and to 

undertake a mole gigantic task that is calling to 

and everyone of us' \ et . we mil ■ t heed t he call, 

Before we go we wish to pay a tribute to our school, 
to our efficient leader and his excellently selected offii 
who have never faltered in their untiring efforts to instill 
within us high ideals and that something we call tact. 

Now we must bid adieu to our Alma Mater. '. 
fail us on this occasion, therefore we take utmost pleasure 
and pride in presenting to the school, this picture. In 
-electing it, we hoped that it would express our sentiiv 
as a class and that when you gazed upon it you would not 
forget the profound feeling under-lying it. 

./»'■'</ A. SaUm 


Marion Bence 
Vivian Berry 
Grace Boyden 
Mildred Boyle 

Margaret Brennan 
Ruth Carpenter 

Alexina Caisse 

Dorothy Chapin 

Anne Curtin 
Ruth Graham 

Jane Kerr 

OLIVE Lewis 
Mildred Montague 
Catherine Morrissey 
Sadie Murphy 
Pauline O'Connor 
Louise I'm her 
Gwendolyn Purcei i 
it i.i \ Salametry 
M Muoti.'i: SAUTER 
Eileen Sheehan 
Helen Sheldon 
Wyona Sparrow 
Clara Thurber 



Most ladylike 

Mo-- v. dling 

Best friend 

Most dignified 

Most popular 

Mosl experienced 


■ • ■ • Mosl versatile 

C . 


Most musical 

Most car. 

Most loyal 
Most obliging 
Mosl Attractive 
...... Most at! 

Class baby 
Most argumentative 
Class Darling 



Most conscientious 

Most unassuming 

Most studious 

Most industrious 
Most efficient 

K3eit MiMr 

El BANOR Wii \i.en Hatfield, M< 
Lillian Kent Rocky Hill, Conn. 

Vivi \n I>i:i:i;\ South Con ni 
DouoTin Reynolds /. 

DORETHY ChAPDN !/• ..,.„. 

Cl IRA 'I'm KRl i; /'. . ■ rid, Man. 

Lot is! M \, M \-i 

1:1 ni Carpenter Athol, r 
Gra< c Boyden ( '■■n„ 
Loretta Tolin Scotland, I 

Ell II IN <!\\ I II \N Daltt 

Anni Cl ui ". 
Sadie Murphi I 
ih 1 1 n I! uutowa i 

Dor \ 1 )■ I 

.It I t\ SA1 IMI tK\ 

M UlION Bl n. t /' 





(Slcc Club Concert 

THE Weather Man was not particularly gracious to 
North Adams those days preceding May, nineteenth. 
Small wonder, then, that the Glee Club Girls were anxious 
when they awoke the very morning of the Concert only to 
find it still raining. But as the day wore on the faithful 
sun came to their rescue sending his brightest beams on our 

That night they "looked upon the world and saw that it 
was good." The hall was well filled with an appreciative 
audience, the selections were sung with more spirit than 
ever, while the instrumental solos by the Messers. Paul 

Padden and Emil Calvacca were given as they alone can 
render them. 

The Finale, a Cantata entitled, "The Fairies Festival" was 
especially interesting because of the variations introduced 
by Miss Rosa E. Searle, the director, and Miss Kent, tht 
leader. The latter took the part of the Fairy Qwrv. 

During the evening, Miss Searle was presented with a 
large basket of Tea Roses by the Glee Club in acknow- 
ledgment of her work with them this year. 

Lorclfa Tobin '22 



Che Banquet 

U/IIAT? This the twenty-fifth anniversary of the 
North Adams Normal School? Surely such an 
uncommon event in the history of this institution could 
never be allowed to pass without something to record 
its memory. What would this he? A banquet! A 
banquet! was the cry. Early in the year the faculty com- 
menced making their plans for this wonderful event. 
Speakers for the day were engaged and the menu was 
worked out. However not much was heard by the stu- 
dents about the plans and regulations as the arrangemi 
were completed entirely by our untiring teachers. Invi- 
tations were sent out to all the Alumnae and many were 
expected back. For was this not to be the best reunion ol 
the whole twenty-five years? Yes, indeed it was. 

About a week before the day on which the banquet 
was to be held, the Juniors were called to-gether and given 
all the necessary instruction about waiting on table, for as 
usual on such occasions, this was to be their share of work 
for the day. We Seniors were numbered among the in- 
vited guests. Of course, we were much pleased at this and 
not one was absent. After we had been patiently waiting 
for four weeks to see what it would all be like, the morning 
of the great affair came at last. Our faithful Juniors 
certainly did work that day. Everything was hustle and 
bustle at the school where the tables were being set up 
and the room in general was being decorated. At the 
dormitory the alumnae were beginning to arrive. Ah, 
what fun it was to see them chatting together with dear 
friends that they had not seen for at least two years. When 
they were passing by the different rooms in the dormitory 
such snatches of conversation could be heard. "That used 
to be my room." "Let's go in and see how it looks now." 
"Didn't we have fun in this room?" 

At last came one o'clock the longed-for hour. The 
alumnae, guests and faculty formed in line and we, the 
members of the class of '22 fell in at the end. Then we all 
marched over to the school where the banquet was to be 
served. As w r e entered the school we could hear a faint 
strain of music, then as we drew nearer, W€ saw that it 
proceeded from the corridor just at the entrance of the 
\ embly room. It was interesting to learn that this was 
the same orchestra that played for the first banquet of the 
school in 1897. The Assembly Hall! No one would 
ever recognize it as the same one we used for exercises, every 

morning. For it was just filled with handsomely decorated 

tables and around its walls were hung the banners of all 
the classes beginning with the first class in 1S!»7 up to the 
pic <iit class of l!IL'2. 

When all were seated and had plenty <>f time to inter- 
view their former classmates, the cheering and singing be- 
gan. Hardly a momenl passed without hearing the ting- 
ling of the glasses which announced a new cheer or song 
The speeches were very interesting features of the da\ 

\iicr the President's welcome, Mr Smith the presenl 

principal of NAN S was introduced as toast master. 
The others who look part were Mr (' l.) Richmond, a 
former member of the Hoard of Education: Miss M.u\ \ 
Pearson, our beloved art teacher who has so faithfully given 
her services throughout the twenty-live years of the school; 
Ml Munlock, our former principal, who has won the 
heart! of all the members of the class of '22; I>r 1'ayson 

Smith, thi' Commissioner of Education Thus ended 
the program of the day All were agreed that our twenty- 
fifth anniversarj was the beat banquet that they had 
ever attended 

Gwendolyn PuretU 

Senior JQotee 

One night, not long ago, the Seniors felt mysterious, so 
they immediately advertised a "Surprise" in the Reception 
Room, at 9 o'clock sharp, with the added command, "Bring 
fifteen cents," for that was before the Boston Trip. 

At last the fateful hour arrived, finding the girls all as- 
sembled ready for the entertainment. Some of the audi- 
ence wore evening gowns, some brought their "best girl," 
but all were intensely curious Soon the strains of a distant 
wedding march were heard as the player tried in vain to 
keep time to the sound of many feet did you ever hear 
of a bridal party that did keep time with the music? 

There have been several weddings at Taconic Hall, but 
this, I believe, was the most unique, 

This union took place between Miss Sarah Louise Pal- 
mer and Mr. Y. 1. V Berry. The ring was carried in on a 
very precious, red denim pillow by Lorrie Tobin while the 
Mower girl, Miss Clara Thurber, followed with a huge 
armful of pussy willows. The bride herself blushingly beau- 
tiful as she came in on the arm of Mr. D. (). T Reynolds 
who was the best man. Her bridesmaid, Miss Sauter 
followed with the happy groom, while the bride's mother, 
Mrs. G. Boyden, with several intimate friends completed 
the bridal party. Before the fireplace, they were met by 
Rabbi D. Chapin who performed the ceremony. 

The bride wore a charming gown of white cotton with 

real "Curtain Lace" veil which has been handed down from 

class to class for the last four or five years. The bridesmaid 

wore a suit of many colors with hat to match, while both 

the ringbearer and the flower girl were in white. 

Mr. and Mrs. Y I Y Berry left immediately after the 
ceremony for a short wedding tour up three flights of stairs 
to their suite in Taconic Hall where they now reside 

At last the Seniors went on their Trip They had, in 
the course of five short months decided on at leas! as many 
places, in which to spend the Spring vacation, but Boston 
was finally chosen as the best place 

Half the party, with the chaperones started from North 

Adams on the eight o'clock train while the other half got 
on singly or otherwise at the various stations helu. 
North Adams and Millers Falls 

It seemed no time until they were duly installed in the 
Copley Square Hotel There the program which they 

followed for the next few days was announced b] M 

Etten and Miss Haright 

Saturday afternoon the girls visited the BoatOfl Public 
Library, dined at (Sinters and spent the evening at Keith's 

Sunday the parts divided, some going to the s. 

Treinoiit Temple, others to the Christian Science Church 
and the remainder to St Cecelia's That afternoon t hey 
went to the Museum of Fine Arts, heard tin Ml 
Symphony Hall that evening, with dinner later in the 

shantung Restaurant Mondaj there was a walk thru 

the Commons to the Capitol where t hey met the Governor 
before going on the "Kubber Neck" tour thru Cambridge, 

l i Miigton, ami Concord Gh 

the place to dine for it was near the Colonial Theatre where 
reservations had been made for "Sally " Tuesda) WSJ 

devoted to seeing Historic Boston, and shopping, ended 
with light lunch at Child's Restaurant 

So greatly was this program enjoyed that, e'er the girls 
bad said their farewell, tiny had planned another tr 

from this June to cvlehrate the completion of their 
"first year out 

Tin ('las.-, of 1922 wishes to express Its sppn 

the fun itive -pirit manifested by tin Jul 



throughout the year, for their loyal support both financial 
and otherwise, but most of all for the many friendships 
which are priceless. 

The Juniors also deserve much praise for starting the 
"Axis" which th( present Editorial Stafifl carried successfully 
thru its first year. We extend our heartiest congratula- 
tions and best wishes to the new Stall': 



school NOTES Elizabeth Cooke 

SENIOR NOTES Elizabeth Hurley 

.JOKES Katherine Duennan 


Y. W. C. A. 
Nanking, China, 
April 29, 1922 
Greetings to N. A. N. S.'ers! 

I hope you won't think I am sermonizing to you. I 
am prompted to write this letter merely that you may have 
at the outset of your work some of the thoughts that have 
come to me after years of easting about for a philosophy 
that withstands the sudden attacks circumstance can 
bring about. 

To begin with, I think a great share of one's troubles in 
this world are based on attitude. So while these Chinese 
teachers, minus method, minus the tools of teaching Wes- 
tern teachers have, are handicapped, they are yet followers 
and admirers of Confucius, their great ideal teacher. They 
are teacher worshippers! And no man or woman fails when 
she worships her task! When one has real respect for her 
vocation, something evolves which brings her safely through 
the difficult situations she gets into. Such a person often 
proves the truth of that wise saying, "if my job won't 
reflect honor on me, I must reflect honor on it." Despite 
the fact that certain isolated positions in the teaching pro- 
fession seem unworthy of the efforts one must expend to 
master them, the profession itself is worthy of the highest, 
finest spirit she can give it. The greatest people in the 
world have been teachers, and the mantle of their great- 
ness falls on their worthy followers. Dignity, and respect 
are innate qualities of the profession. 

Out by the Ming Tombs, beyond the South Gate of 
Nanking City Hall, is a Confucian School. I speak of it 
because it is the only one of its kind I have visited yet. 
The teacher, an elderly man, sits day in and day out, 
crosslegged on the floor or on a low stool, chanting the classics 
to a roomful of small boys. They chant them after him 
over and over, swaying from side to side as they chant, 
memorizing book after book. It is a desultory process 
to get your education by such method when you are a boy 
full of life and spirit and energy. Many a youngster has 
to be fairly pulled to school by the older members of the 
family. Yet when a boy has gone through the years, mem- 
orizing the truths sifted from generation to generation and 
culled by classics, his life centers about those truths and 
something evolves which is quite distinctive from our 
Western conceptions, a passion for schools and the passing 
on of knowledge. Out of this attitude has come a proverb 
which is commonly on the tongues of the Chinese. It 
has no equivalent in English, but means that ten men 
inherit knowledge from one man, one hundred men inherit 
knowledge from ten men, one thousand men inherit know- 
ledge from one hundred men, and so does the nation attain 
to general knowledge. The nucleus of the idea is a respon- 
sibility to pass on to your children what you have. 

Now, when you read of the multitudes in China that 
remain uneducated, you will think my statement at odds 
with report. Uneducation in China means the lack of 
power to read and write. But the merest urchins on the 
street have heard from the tongues of their elders in the 
homes, the teachings of Confucius, they know proverbs 
by the score, and while they cannot read or write, they can 
bargain shrewdly, they know how to use their hands, the 
country children and many of the city children know the 
secrets of soil, and rotation of crops, and all those things 
which make for self-support. It seems to me as I watch 
them that the Chinese aim and ambition is to arrive at 
truth, to recognize truth, in whatever guise. And in their 
moving toward this objective, they have called in not so 
much a system of methods as many illustrations, stories, 

One of my teachers last week electrified me (as many 
another has before him) by giving an illustration that was 
far richer and more striking than the idea I wanted to ex- 
press. We were talking about youth, and education, and 
attitude. I said, "Lieu, Saing-Sen, the youth does not 
restore to the parents or the teacher what he gets! The 
youth is often ungrateful for his benefits simply because he 
does not know the pains others went through that he might 
be benefited!" The teacher's black eyes shone, and he 
leaned across the table saying, "I will show you what you 
mean ! I will give you an illustration !" 

"It is night. You have a lonely road to travel. It is 
the only road that leads to your destination. You have no 
companion. But you travel this lonely road in the dark, 
and when you are in the narrowest part of it, you stumble 
over a great stone that has fallen there. You hurt your- 
self, fall into the ditch, eat bitterness, and are much in- 
convenienced. You decide that those who follow may be 
saved such humiliation, so you call a helper, and at no small 
pains and expense, the two of you remove the stone, and 
go your respective ways. Later a gay youth comes skip- 
ping over the same road. He does not stumble nor fall! 
Nor does he thank you that he finds the road open! He 
has not eaten your bitterness! How would he think to 
thank you! Do you want thanks! Is it not enough for 
you that in the nature of things that virtue is to your credit 
whether men know it or not!" 

And as he talked I looked at the dowdy old gentleman, 
and recalled a statement read just the night before, "All 
truth hurries home to the heart that loves it, and will lodge 
in no other." And I knew this old man recognized the 
truth underlying the situation. Although he had not 
superstructure of method with which to enrich my thought, 
the very essence of desire in his heart gave him the power 
to evolve something to do it with. And I believe that 
might be true of every teacher in the world. When studied 
methods fail to meet the need, the deep-lying passion of 
the heart to enrich the thinking of mankind and clinch 
a truth by some strong association will lend power to meet 
people at the very door of their need. 

When I came home we had a Chinese lady visiting here. 
She is a teacher. As we talked, she said, "I will tell you 
what I think of the ideal teacher!" Whereupon she read 
from Isaiah, — 

"If thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and 
satisfy the afflicted soul, then shall thy light rise in 
obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noonday. 

"And they that shall be of thee shall build up 
old waste places; thou shalt raise up the founda- 
tions of many generations; and thou shalt be 



called, 'The Repairer of the Breach', the 'Restorer 
of Paths to Dwell In.'" 

In closing 1 want to say that many times when I have 
listened to peopli of several nations, thinkers, educal 
students, scholars, they have tallied toward some fraction 
of whole truth, some angle or fact they have worked out 
by experience and study, and time and again 1 have- though! 
of that very thought or statement incorporated in some 
of the notes or lesson plans given at North Adams Normal 
School. You go out to your work with a far richer equip- 
ment than you realize. My message to you is to In- used 
only if some peculiar situation arises which seems to lay 
without the pale of your preparation. Given a passion 
within your heart to meet the need and often the greater 
the difficulty, the greater the need) you will somehow 
summon to your aid either original or Cod-given prompt- 
ings to do the thing that will he the solution of the issue, 
And then you will experience the glory and honor that 
comes to the heart of one who finds herself a working factor 
in bringing order out of chaos. 


Elvira \l . /■' 

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e@usic Cabinet 

Helen Barrows "Oh, Helen" 

Vivian Berry "Stumbling" 

Marion Hence "()h. Dear" 

Mildred Boyle "You're tin Rose We're Longing 

Grace Boyden "Blow the Man Down" 

Margaret Brennan "Jazz Baby" 

Ruth Carpenter "Some Link Bird" 

Alexins Caisse "Oh, How I Mate to (let up in the 


Dorothy Chapin "Too Late, Too Late" 

AnneCurlin "Charlie is My Darling" 

Dora Doty "Rose of M J Heart" 

Ruth Graham "I'm in Love" 

Lillian Kent "1 Love a Bed-Red !. 
lane Kerr ' \\ lnsperilig" 

olive Lewis "There's a Link- Hit of Bad in Every 

Good Little Girl" 
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t 'a' in-line Morrissey " \nd That Ain't All" 

Mildred Montague "1 Ain't That Kind of a Girl" 

Sadie Murphy "Play Again That Naughty Walt/." 

Pauline <>'< lonnor "Fickle Flo" 
• Palmer ' Marimbo" 

Gwendolyn Purcell "Toddle" 
Doro olds "M\ Man" 

Julia Salametry "Hello Central Give me Dalti 

Marjorii Sauter "You're a Million Mill from ' 

win re \\ hen Y'hi'i. ( tin l.ii ; I. Mill 

from Home" 
Eileen Shet nan "l \m't Nobodj ' I >ai lit 

ibk n Sheldon "Call m< P< 

w . ona Sparrow "Vamping R 

I. in I ta Tobin "Ti 

< laia Thin l >< i -w hen DoWeGofrom H 

Eleanor \\ halen "( >n. M 

Lesson PI "( me Sweetly Solemn Thoui 

Co tbe flDcn woo Criticise JBobbco Ihan 

MOW listen a moment, Mister Man: 

Bobbed hair should be the custom, not a craze. 
How would //on like several feet of hair 
On top of your head in the hot dog da; 

How would ij„n like to have to brush and comb 
And marcel wave it twice a day or more 
Howl with pain at the snarls, and endure 
Barret tes, rats, side combs, and hairpins galore? 

And then, to have all the ladies fair 

Sneer. "Only 'tough' men wear bobbed hair!" 


thy Chapin in geography class: "The Caspian 
Sea wasn't down then , and so we were all at sea " 

Grace Boyden in oral composition: "JJ I ,. :u , ( < ,.,, p ,,,„. 
heart from breaking 1 will not have lived in vain " 

Miss Palmer talking about home brew while conducting 
Current Events Class : "W< will drop it now " 

Miss Boyden; "If 1 had it 1 wouldn't drop it, ] would 
drink it." 

Mr. Smith: "||ow many believi that the tirst week 

of school should be review Work?" 

Miss Berry: "You can't in the lirs! grade " 

Mr S : "Bow's that?" 

Miss B : "There isn't anything to rex iew " 

Miss Baright: "Where does the story take plai 
Miss Sauter: "In Wh; i 

Miss Tobin 'gazing at "Little Office Building" on the 

■" Trip : "1 don't Bee anything small about it " 

M Curtin: "I think that if on.' wishes hard enough 
tin wish will come true" 

M O'Connor: "I don't think it applies to men." Lain 

speaks from experitiin 

Mi Eldridge: "What are the chief products of ; 

M Monta Ji . r runs in 

Mi I' An. you didn'l understand m\ qui 

\\ hat an the chii f products of Pa 

M M "Yea, but I'm -. | hat in a 

minute " 

Murphy, reciting win i 
the hill: "and Ecuador > nuts,—] don't i, 

whet In r you can In ar me m • 

M i Bldi i 

M W all " 

Mi ' ltd W 

Mil Kenl 



Helen Barrows not standing up for Vermont? 
Marion Hence teaching upper grades? 
"Viv" Berry never falling asleep in class? 
Grace Boyden not blushing when called upon? 
"Milly" Boyle in sight during a thunder storm? 
"Peg" Brennan not grouchy in the morning? 
"Alex" Caisse breaking a house rule??? 
Ruth Carpenter not dignified? 
Dorothy Chapin not offering her opinion? 
Anne Curtin not saying "What d'you say?" 
Mrs. Doty not agreeable? 
Ruth Graham having her hair out of order? 
"Lill" Kent not liking "Red"? 
Jane Kerr not literary? 
Olive Lewis losing her executive ability? 
Mrs. MacMasters not giving motherly advice? 
Mildred Montague pessimistic? 
"Kate" Morrissey staying here over a week-end? 
"Sade" Murphy with nothing to do? 
"Babe" O'Connor grown up? 
Louise Palmer not reciting in class? 
"Gwen" Purcell not attending a man dance? 
"Dot" Reynolds not seeing Benny on Sunday? 
"Jule" Salametry not vamping? 
"Marge" Sauter not giggling? 

Eileen Sheehan not getting her work done on time? 
Helen Sheldon weighing two hundred pounds? 
Wyona Sparrow missing a basket? 
Clara Thurber not willing to help? 
"Lorrie" Tobin not teasing "Marge"? 

Eleanor R. Whalen '22 


THERE is no surer way to perfect health than by regular 
exercise in the open air. For stirring up the blood, 
d e veloping the muscles, clearing the head and stimulating 
the appetite, or in other words, for building a strong healthy 
body, nothing is better than games and exercise. Indeed 
competing with other people in various games helps one 
to be not only stronger, physically but morally, also, for it 
aids one to overcome undesirable characteristics such as 
conceit, uncontrollable temper, laziness and fear. 

Realizing these things, our time this year has been divided 
between professional work and play. 

Professional work such as learning how to execute and 
command school-room gymnastics may seem a simple 
task, but to learn those "tables of exercises" many neces- 
sary hours must be spent under very careful guidance. 

Our "play" days are the ones to which we look forward, 
for they are play even tho very strenuous. 

During the winter, on those days our programs usually 
consisted of school-room and play ground games, folk 
dances, school room exercises and work on the apparatus. 
Last, and most enjoyed, — were either relay races between 
teams or our favorite, stationary basketball. 

Do you remember the day, Seniors, that we defeated 
the Juniors? 

May and June are the months when most of our gym- 
nasium time is spent out-of-doors, taking one of the many 
forms of exercise, either, walking, playing tennis, lawn 
bowls, croquet and sometimes baseball and archery. 

This year, Miss Skeele, has chosen a new way by which 
to judge our efficiency along this line of work. Each 
student is required to take full charge of a training-school 
class in the gymnasium, having as her lesson some form 
of free play, corrective exercises, and a directed game. 
This has worked out very well and we are proud of our 
record . 

As a class we have greatly benefited by our gymnasium 
work under the faithful instruction of Miss Skeele, who 
has put her whole self into making us the best possible 
teachers of gymnastics. 

Ruth Carpenter 



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